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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer Students

Transfer Applicants

Transfer students are degree-seeking students who have previously enrolled in a post-secondary degree program after graduating from secondary school.

Applicants may be requested to submit some or all of the following materials:

  1. Application for Admission (Nursing applicants are directed to http://www.avila.edu/academics/schools-colleges/school-of-nursing for program specific application procedures)
  2. Official transcript(s) of all college-level work completed
  3. Official secondary school transcripts. Official secondary school transcripts are required for students who have completed fewer than 24 college credit hours since graduating from high school (dual credit received while in high school does not count against this total) or whose collegiate grade point average is below 2.0. Transfer hours are those hours obtained after graduating from secondary school.
  4. Official transcripts of dual credit received while in high school are required before an official transcript evaluation can be made.

Transfer students who plan to participate in one of the agreements Avila holds with a community college will need to visit with the Director of Undergraduate Admission to gain a full understanding of the agreement. The partnership Avila University holds with community colleges does not guarantee admission to Avila.

Financial aid awards are typically made in the fall for the following academic year. Therefore, transfer students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by March 1 for the following fall term or October 1 for the spring term. When applying, students should insert Avila’s institution code (002449) in the appropriate space on the FAFSA.

Transfer Students
  1. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater in college academic coursework attempted
  2. College coursework indicative of success in future Avila coursework
  3. Students who have completed less than 24 hours college coursework must also submit an official high school transcript

Core Curriculum Requirements

Transfer students without a previous degree must still complete all requirements for the Core Curriculum. The Core Component Designations requirement for transfer students is determined by the number of credit hours transferred to Avila University as outlined below.

Less than 30 credit hours

  • IS-Interdisciplinary Studies (9 hours)
  • GS-Global Studies (9 hours)
  • CE-Community Engagement (3 hours)

30-59 credit hours

  • IS-Interdisciplinary Studies (6 hours)
  • GS-Global Studies (6 hours)
  • CE-Community Engagement (3 hours)

60 or more credit hours

  • IS-Interdisciplinary Studies (3 hours)
  • GS-Global Studies (3 hours)
  • CE-Community Engagement (3 hours)
  • Plus 3 additional credit hours of the student’s choice from IS, GS, or CE
Transfer Students With Associate of Arts Degrees or Higher

Transfer students coming to Avila with an Associate of Arts (AA) or equivalent academic degree will be considered to have completed all Foundation, Pillar, and Level Requirements (39 hours). Students with a completed Bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution accreditated by accreditors recognized by both the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the US Department of Education (USDE), including regional accrediting bodies, will be considered to have the equivalent of an Associate of Arts degree for the purpose of the core curriculum. They are still required to complete:

  • IS-Interdisciplinary Studies (3 hours)
  • GS-Global Studies (3 hours)
  • CE-Community Engagement (3 hours)
  • Plus 3 additional credit hours of their choice from IS, GS, or CE